• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Dtek FuZion v2 "Universal Mount" vs "Pro Mount"

Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,941 (2.25/day)
Likes
3,895
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Power Color RD Vega 64 Reference
Storage Samsung EVO 500GB / 8 Different WDs / NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 34" LG 34CB88-P 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD (3440*1440)
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G710 Blue / G610 Orion Red
Software Win 7 Pro
#1
So my Gigabyte 965 DQ6 motherboard has the "Crazy Cool" plate on the back making it impossible to use the Pro Mount for the FuZion v2. I don't want to take off the plate.

So I put the Universal Mount on the waterblock and it looks like it'll fit - it's got holes for the 775 socket, and clearances look good. It uses nylon washers to brace/connect to the PCB, and has the plus of using thumb screws for tightening.

The only drawback seems to be the loss of the Pro Mount backplate.

Anyone use the Universal Mount? Any drawbacks to it? It certainly ain't as pretty as the Pro Mount.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,941 (2.25/day)
Likes
3,895
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Power Color RD Vega 64 Reference
Storage Samsung EVO 500GB / 8 Different WDs / NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 34" LG 34CB88-P 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD (3440*1440)
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G710 Blue / G610 Orion Red
Software Win 7 Pro
#2
Bump
 

Paulieg

The Mad Moderator
Joined
Feb 19, 2007
Messages
11,960 (3.00/day)
Likes
2,846
Location
Wherever I can find the iron.
Processor Haswell i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte z79 UD5H Black Edition
Cooling Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Memory Gskill Trident DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) Asus 7970 Direct CU II
Storage Kingston Hyper Fury 240 SSD/ WD Black 640GB
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply XFX 650w
Software Win 7/Win 10 Tech preview
#3
So my Gigabyte 965 DQ6 motherboard has the "Crazy Cool" plate on the back making it impossible to use the Pro Mount for the FuZion v2. I don't want to take off the plate.

So I put the Universal Mount on the waterblock and it looks like it'll fit - it's got holes for the 775 socket, and clearances look good. It uses nylon washers to brace/connect to the PCB, and has the plus of using thumb screws for tightening.

The only drawback seems to be the loss of the Pro Mount backplate.

Anyone use the Universal Mount? Any drawbacks to it? It certainly ain't as pretty as the Pro Mount.
The only issue with the universal mount is possible warping, if you tighten it down to tightly. It sucks that you can't use the pro mount. I notice 2c difference b/t the universal and pro mount.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,941 (2.25/day)
Likes
3,895
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Power Color RD Vega 64 Reference
Storage Samsung EVO 500GB / 8 Different WDs / NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 34" LG 34CB88-P 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD (3440*1440)
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G710 Blue / G610 Orion Red
Software Win 7 Pro
#4
The only issue with the universal mount is possible warping, if you tighten it down to tightly. It sucks that you can't use the pro mount. I notice 2c difference b/t the universal and pro mount.
Hmmm... I can use it, just need to take off the copper backplate on the motherboard, but therein losing some cooling capacity. Which is better...?

I guess I've got some homework to do. I'm pretty sure I can remove the plate even after installing the motherboard because of the huge cut-out in the HAF case :)
 

Paulieg

The Mad Moderator
Joined
Feb 19, 2007
Messages
11,960 (3.00/day)
Likes
2,846
Location
Wherever I can find the iron.
Processor Haswell i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte z79 UD5H Black Edition
Cooling Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Memory Gskill Trident DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) Asus 7970 Direct CU II
Storage Kingston Hyper Fury 240 SSD/ WD Black 640GB
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply XFX 650w
Software Win 7/Win 10 Tech preview
#5
Hmmm... I can use it, just need to take off the copper backplate on the motherboard, but therein losing some cooling capacity. Which is better...?

I guess I've got some homework to do. I'm pretty sure I can remove the plate even after installing the motherboard because of the huge cut-out in the HAF case :)
You are better off with the pro mount, trust me on this.